Ed Vaizey

Biography

Ed Vaizey served as Minister of State at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, with responsibility for digital industries from July 2014 until July 2016. Previously he served as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries from May 2010 until July 2014 .Ed was elected as the MP for Wantage in 2005.

Education

Ed was educated at Merton College, Oxford.

Political career

He served as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries from May 2010 until July 2014. He was Shadow Minister for the Arts from 2006 to 2010. In 2004 he became a political speech writer.

Career outside politics

After university he worked as a political researcher, before training and practising as a barrister. From 1996 to 2004 he was director of a public relations company.

Previous roles in government

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